A Nice Pair: Patti Smith

If you’re a fan of Patti Smith, today’s your day! We recommend pairing her latest book, The Book of Days, with her classic album Horses.

The Book of Days is a photographic documentary throughout one year in her life. Portraits, objects, vintage photos and pictures of life on and off the road are all featured along with one or two lines relaying to the reader the significance of each one.

What better way to browse through a quiet journey than with a musical background, which is why we recommend playing the album Horses while you’re flipping the pages. Smith’s vision for Horses was to create a record that would resonate with people who felt different, rather than aiming for mainstream success. Despite that, the album has been widely acclaimed by music critics and is recognized as a seminal recording in the history of punk and later rock movements.